The rumors that seemed insane at first have come to reality — Jason Kidd, who is fresh out of retirement, will become the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.
It does seem a bit bizarre that Kidd gets the nod from the Nets organization, especially when the team was looking for a big name to take over. While Jason is well-known in the NBA and can be considered a big name, coming to a pressured situation in Brooklyn with no coaching experience could lead to a disaster.
But, hey, let’s not judge Kidd before he has had a chance to coach. It’s certainly an interesting dynamic and I’m excited to see how the Nets players respond to Kidd as their coach, considering that he was wearing the uniform of a rival team just the other season.
While a lot of fans are skeptical and have started throwing around jokes, NBA coaches and players have already given Kidd their support through Twitter. Here are some of those reactions.
— Deron Williams (@DeronWilliams) June 13, 2013
Congrats to my boy @RealJasonKidd your gonna be a great coach," it is your calling"
— Shawn Marion (@matrix31) June 13, 2013
Much love to my guy @RealJasonKidd – who patiently bided his time over the past 19-yrs being groomed for his first NBA Head Coaching gig.
— Rex Chapman (@rexchapman) June 13, 2013
My hat goes off to the Nets Ownership and GM Billy King for giving Jason Kidd the opportunity to coach their franchise.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 13, 2013
— Raymond Felton (@RFeltonGBMS) June 13, 2013
— Kevin Johnson (@KJ_MayorJohnson) June 13, 2013
Congrats to JKidd on the new job.. #smoothtransition
— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) June 13, 2013
Wow, JKidd the Nets head coach, great move, so happy for Jkidd
— Charlie Villanueva (@CV31) June 13, 2013
Shout Out To @therealjasonkidd For Getting The Head Coaching Job Of The Nets.. Will Do An Amazing Job.. #HoldDat
— Carlos Boozer (@MisterCBooz) June 13, 2013
— Iman Shumpert (@I_Am_Iman) June 13, 2013
Congrats to Jason Kidd on his new head coaching job…hes a great leader that is going to do unbelievable things in Brooklyn
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 13, 2013